INTRODUCING OMEGA’S EXTRAORDINARY NEW OLYMPIC 1932 CHRONO CHIME, A RINGING TRIBUTE TO THE EXCEPTIONAL SKILLS OF THE SWISS BRAND’S WATCHMAKERS.
This striking new numbered edition links the world’s first minute repeater wristwatch – produced by OMEGA in 1892 – to the pocket chronographs used to time the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games, which marked OMEGA’s debut as Official Timekeeper.
Many great designs emerged in the transition period between the pocket and wristwatch, and the look of the watch draws its cues from
that inventive era. The movement, however, is the first of its kind. A cutting-edge calibre destined to make its own mark on watchmaking history.
Here is a power source unlike any other.
As it was not possible to modify existing components, OMEGA’s watchmakers were compelled to create the calibre from scratch – and by hand. OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master
Chronometer Calibre 1932 is a fully integrated chronograph and minute repeater. Produced not by layering, tinkering, or fitting new parts to old, but by fusing both functions together in one watch movement. It is in fact the most complicated calibre OMEGA has ever made.
In order for a wearer to chime the elapsed time, safely and seamlessly, it requires its own mechanical “brain” to merge the functions perfectly.